Partner, Plan, Build
Pinkard’s focus is to Partner Better, Plan Better, and Build Better. Our project teams are specialists in forging long-term owner/architect/contractor relationships that create life-long value.
Pinkard is different. We are committed to being a true partner to the entire construction team. Every Pinkard project begins with a partnering session where expectations are defined and regular feedback is established and planned.
We call this process the Pinkard Pact Check. with this alignment from day one, the entire team clearly understands expectations and commitments. Pinkard Pact Check ensures that issues are dealt with immediately so that every stage from preconstruction through closeout is a good experience. We are all pulling together towards the same common goals.
We promise to partner with you from day 1. Egos are left behind, and there is regular cross-team feedback and transparency with all stakeholders. With a better partner, the hard work of development and construction is more rewarding.
HOW WE DO IT
ALIGNMENT: We kick off the project with a partnering session to set and define expectations from day one, including taking the time to understand what your staff needs.
NO SURPRISES: Get answers to important questions early and proactively plan for any potential issues.
ANALYZE/SOLVE: We perform a robust constructability analysis and work to know all the potential issues before they become problems.
TRANSPARENCY: We are in it TOGETHER. We will lead by example with 100% transparency of Pinkard's costs, timelines, and commitments.
PACT CHECK: With the Pinkard Pact Check, we not only set up the project for success but also check in regularly to ensure that the commitments are being upheld and you are completely satisfied.
DESIGN PARTNERSHIP: We work WITH your architect from the beginning to get the project right!
The earlier we are brought in on a project, the more we can provide value in preconstruction – through planning.
In the earliest stages of a project, we can provide valuable insight into site selection and the relative costs of various massing strategies. As a design progresses, we can assist your design team by providing real-time estimates. This insight gives you the best understanding of how various choices for structure, layout and other systems impact your overall project budget.
Our goal is never to cut scope – it is always to provide you with the maximum amount of scope for the budget you have. We work closely with you to understand the components that are essential to you and then find creative solutions to ensure they stay a part of your project.
Once drawings are underway, we perform our industry-leading constructability analysis in which a team of Pinkard professionals examines your project from many different perspectives. This analysis allows us to generate questions that can be answered long before we get into the field where the luxury of time has expired and when changes are much more costly.
This planning process ensures that your entire project team is engaged from the moment preconstruction starts. They are already experts at your project long before a shovel of dirt has been turned.
HOW WE DO IT:
COMMUNICATION: Proactively plan for inspections/permitting. We coordinate with local AHJ and other inspectors to team with them prior to starting.
VIRTUAL DESIGN: We virtually model and construct the project before the first shovel of dirt is moved, eliminating costly in-field coordination and fixes.
TRUE COSTS: Our estimate goes deeper using an industry-leading constructability analysis for ZERO surprises later.
VALUE ENGINEERING: We utilize our expertise to offer money-saving solutions that don’t compromise your essentials.
FEEDBACK: We employ systems of ongoing feedback to ensure the client is heard.
TEAM/TRUST: We engage and prequalify subcontractors to eliminate costly bonding and ensure availability.
There is no substitute for exceptional planning, but all the planning in the world cannot compensate for poor construction performance.
Pinkard’s teams are dedicated to leading a predictable, low-drama construction experience that focuses on safety and quality.
We utilize on-site mock-ups to field test details and demonstrate quality expectations to the entire team. This quality is then checked regularly, and any deficiency is corrected immediately. This process is the basis for our team to punch-as-they-go, which ensures minimal punch list items and quick and complete close-out.
Technology plays a huge role in our efficient, effective building process. We utilize Procore to continuously track all aspects of project management and communication with every member of our team in real time.
We also utilize StructionSite, software that ties geotagged photos to the Procore plan set and creates a photo timeline of your entire project. Post-construction allows our owners to flip back in time to see what is behind any wall or in any ceiling and takes the guesswork out of maintenance.
When it is time to turn over the keys, we provide our owners with this robust documentation of their projects, and then we train them on all building operations. The project team stays involved with each project throughout the warranty, which is managed by our warranty superintendent. Every issue is tracked online, so you know where any issue stands at all times.
The thing that sets us apart, though, is the experience our teams provide. Simply put, our people go the extra mile for our clients. Our teams take the time to really get to know them. They understand their business, their end-users, and their priorities. Sometimes this takes the form of a project manager going to a client’s office to explain project billing in person. Sometimes this takes the form of a team setting up a Christmas lights display for a client. Sometimes this takes the form of creating a COVID-safe visiting booth for residents.
We seek to improve the lives of our clients and their purposes through construction.
HOW WE DO IT:
TECHNOLOGY: Technology that keeps you in control, Access to all project records 24/7, real-time from any device, StructionSite captures a visual timeline of the project, almost like an x-ray for your walls!
TEST, THEN BUILD: We create full-scale mock-ups to field-test envelope and ensure long-term quality (built into the cost of the project).
SAFETY: We identify each project’s unique “four core” risk factors and incorporate strategies that carry workers safely through the life of the project.
SPEED: TIME IS MONEY! We punch as we go for quicker turnover.
WARRANTY: Have confidence in our work. We offer a best-in-class warranty, tracked online, so you know where your project stands at all times